Tuesday, 15 October 2013

WOYWW 228 - and yes I know it's only Tuesday..

.. but Julia is still on her holidays, (lucky thing!) and posted early.... so I decided it was ok to join in early too.

I decided to share something a bit different today, although the obligatory "desk" is here too... my journal is bulging and there are still 25 pages left to use (I counted them, out of interest!) Wonder if it'll shut by then...someone mentioned they'd seen a spine cut and enlarged to cover the expanded pages but I don't fancy doing that...
 you can also see the scraps box in the background (with the "reserved" sign from the first WOYWW crop at the back... and yes, it's already getting dumped on/in again! some things never change...


So, I decided to share the huge pile that should be the spare chair... it started with just a box of additional craft supplies, at the bottom there are sprays and glitters and things I don't use much (ever!) any more...


but now has become a dumping ground for my "waiting to be altered" boxes and tins and pieces... and all kinds of things for you to rummage amongst! and yes, there's another fruit box like the one I altered for my Paperartsy mini stamps - hope you enjoy your look through it all. Don't leave it untidy, will you, or I'll never find a thing....

For more desks and creative spaces, go here Julia's waiting for you!

45 comments:

Sandy said...

Your journal looks so fantastic and full of love and fun.
Sandy

Jackie said...

I love looking round your crafting goodies!

That's still a few pages to do yet! Maybe you could put something heavy ( the chair) on it to flatten it a little!!!!!
Jackie 10
Scrapbangwallop

Krisha said...

Ok, so my journal is not the only one that put on weight! LOL I did rummage about in your spare chair, but I put everything back where it was.......I think.
Happy WOYWW
Krisha #10

Annie said...

I had a good rummage through all on your chair and couldn't resist sorting it into colours...hope you don't mind :-)
Hugs,
A x # 5

Sandy Leigh said...

My first Smash book looks like that and still has some blank pages in it! I guess I'll just keep stuffing it. That looks like a comfy chair there--we all just need big craft studios. *sigh* I think I dream of having a huge craft studio every day! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #9

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I see you made it, and in pretty good time, too. I had to rummage around your chair, too. It all looks like great art fodder to me. Love that you showed it, as it puts the room in perspective. Happy WOYWW from #7, but you already know that.

Ali H said...

Whoa ! Thats a serious mountain of stash you have piled up !! Hope you find some long lost treasures to play with when you delve into that heap ! Have a fun week ! Ali #15

Deb said...

wow, your journal is huge! I love that though, it all adds to the huge pleasure of browsing through it!
Debxx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Your journal is certainly bursting at the seams! I would love to come an rummage through that chair :o)

Fiona #8

trisha too said...

Helen your journal looks amazing--all those pages make me want to have a good flip through!

:)trisha
#21 this week with a
tiny peek at a tiny make

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay, good to see the Reserved Sign is still going strong, lol!!
You might have to find some of your heaviest books to weigh the journal down a bit....it looks as it may explode in a cloud of colour and delight at the moment!!
Hugs, LLJ 3 xx

fairy thoughts said...

If you zoom in on the side shot of your journal it would make a very good background paper. Lots of lovely stuff going on as usual .
Janet @17

Spyder said...

ohooo what a lot of lovely 'stuff' to rumage through...I even think your chair is very similar to ours!! (probably not!) Thank you for my snoop!! Happy Early WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) #27

Shaz Brooks said...

Fab post! Great to have so much stuff to mooch through! Funny how us women can have a pile of stuff like that, and know where everything is, yet a man can't find anything unless it leaps out of the drawer and lands on his face, lol.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #29 xx

Helen Campbell said...

Your journal looks fun! I love it when they get so full. I have a bit of the closest that looks like your chair. I think it's a hazard of our "trade". Have a wonderful day!
Helen @#41

Regina Hamilton said...

Your journal looks great. I would love to take a peak at all those pages. Happy crafting #49

Eliza said...

I wouldn't cut the spine either and I have seen one with all the pages completed, it was funny because it looked like a fan at first but pages upon pages of total art greatness. yours will do it too, you have the beginnings of it already, starting to fan.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 58

BJ said...

Weren't you supposed to be tidying on your week off? Oh silly me, going out was much more fun! I just need the courage and inspiration to even start my mini Dyan journal!! BJ-poll position

Belinda Basson said...

We all have a dumping ground...loving yours. #70

Ria Gall said...

Hi Helen
oh your poor journal how is it going to survive? It is wonderful that you use it so much and I am sure it is looking amazing but it is going to struggle.
I had a poke around your box and I did tidy it up after me
Happy WOYWW have an enjoyable week hugs Ria #22

Karen Busby said...

Your chair pile really made me laugh...don't all crafters have a corner like that somewhere in their house? Happy WOYWW!
Karen no.82 x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Thanks for the visit earlier, Helen. I always love nosing round your Aladdin's Crafty Cave! My dining chair near where I craft becomes like yours within about half an hour - trouble is, I have to clear it all away again! Happy WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #45

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab bulging journal, I have same problem with my smash books. Am sure one day the makers will find a way to combat the bulge! Take care Zo xx 86

Kate said...

Love seeing the spare chair. I have tried to keep my 'stuff to alter' down to one box full but it's always overflowing.

~Kate~

Horace House-of-Bears said...

The bulging journal is great, we wonder if ours will look like that eventually. The chair looks interesting, it would be fun to rummage around and see what came out, a bit like a lucky dip!

The bears #31

ike said...

WoW - that is one stuffed journal :-) LUV the overflowing chair with bits 'waiting'.... my basement has a room under the stairs that I have piled high with boxes and stuff for 'altering' LoL !!!
Happy WOYWW228

IKE in Greece #94

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh that overstuffed journal is looking lush! I love them when they are full to bursting. and cutting the spine seems not a good idea to me either. Soldier on - it'll be fine, I'm sure.

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (26)

Marit said...

Seeing our chair made me giggle... i feel so very tidy now!!! LOVE seeing your 'stuff'... enjoy, enjoy digging through it and creating! Happy woyww and a hug from - rainy - Holland. Marit #92

artatag said...

Will you open your journal one day? Looks interesting
Cheers
Gabriele #77

Angie said...

That's amazing! I think I've done 2 pages in my journal. What do you put in yours, ideas, thoughts or just a mish mash of randomness? Thanks for the visit!
Angie #19

Julia Dunnit said...

The chair could be like the tray or the memory game..see if you can tell what I've whisked away and hidden!! you have quite a lot of altering to do I between working journal making and erm, filling spaces!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Oh Wow! I thought I was the only one with a box of stuff waiting to be altered on my desk! I still have dozens of pages left to do in my journal so well done on only having 25! Hugs. Pam#68

Caro said...

I love the way your journal looks so inviting as if it is saying please come and look through me at all the lovely art work. I had to laugh about your chair...I have a corner of floor like that! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#12)

Chrissie said...

It's so easy to accumulate things isn't it!
Thanks for the peek at your workspace,
Great stuff
I loved having a snoop!
Chrissie #84

lisa said...

Wow, that's a full journal, Helen and I've had a good rummage through your boxes. I think all crafters must have a pile of things waiting to be altered, we are hopeless at throwing things away aren't we?
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisa #110

Sharon Madson said...

My goodness, thank you for the invitation to snoop! However, I did not tidy it after looking thru! :)
I have a box of boxes and things to be altered, too! :) Always someday!

Sharon #56

isisimaginings.com said...

Great photos, I love how your journal is expanding by the week.

Donna Wheat said...

your journal looks fab, thanks for sharing, Donna #71

Neet said...

You always make me simile Helen, in a good way. I love your busy busy table chair, floor etc.
Tell you what, you should be proud of that journal - lots of lovely work and memories.
Hugs, and Thanks for visiting me - Neet 35 xx

Andrea said...

that's a lot of love and work already gone into your journal and still 25 to go...WOW. love your pile i have mini stash of bits of packaging and stuff that will is "useful" although hasn't progressed into anything yet !... have a great week ahead and I didn't move a thing I just looked.. LOL ... Andrea#65

Twiglet said...

What a lot of "stuff" we crafters collect! (Says she whose hubby tells me I have 47 bags of "stuff" around the house!! Well fancy bothering to count was my response!) x Jo

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

Oh, I love how fat your journal is! I agree with you, I wouldn't break the spine.... it just doesn't sound right.

I do see your chair so I'd say there's still "stacking room" there.

Happy WOYWW
Peace, Kay (43)

Lisa-Jane said...

LOL! Snap! I have a box of "things what need things doing to them" too! All the best people have you know ;-) #6

Hettie said...

I think all us crafters have a little dumping ground somewhere - but not all of us are willing to show and tell!
Haa Haa!
Hugs
xx

Carmen said...

I love it when the books get all fat like that. Ruby's still has me flicking through it. I don't know if it would be the same with the spine 'fixed'.

Always love looking round your space :)